i get it mate. do i NEED to flat foot? no. Does it make it a shitload easier for me when I'm parking the bike and the road has a funky camber to it? hell yes.Figured i'd be walking into comments like this. Rode it at stock height for some time and wanted to try out lowering it. I agree there isn't a need to flat foot, but its absolutely more comfortable for me. Haven't noticed any handling issues, but i'm not riding around any tracks.
appreciate the info on the shock, i was considering getting this one but given your feedback I won't - i'll wait till I change the tyres and see what that does for me first.